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Wilderness and rescue medicine

Author: Jeff Isaac; David E Johnson, M.D.
Publisher: Burlington, MA : Jones & Bartlett Learning, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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"Wilderness and Rescue Medicine covers requisite topics from altitude illness to SCUBA and snakebites to frostbite, but the text's most important features are the general principles that tie the content together. The text highlights the skills and insight needed to think critically and exercise reasonable judgment at any level of training."--Back cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Isaac; David E Johnson, M.D.
ISBN: 9780763789206 0763789208
OCLC Number: 732776393
Description: xiv, 225 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Section 1. Preparatory. General principles of physiology and pathology --
General principles of wilderness rescue --
Patient assessment --
Section 2. Critical body systems. The circulatory system --
The respiratory system --
The central nervous system --
Section 3. Critical system problems and treatment. Basic and advanced life support --
Allergy and anaphylaxis --
Severe asthma --
Diabetes and hypoglycemia --
Section 4. Trauma. General principles of trauma --
Pain management --
Musculoskeletal injury --
Simple dislocations --
Spine injury --
Soft-tissue injury --
Section 5. Backcountry medicine. An approach to illness --
Facial injury and infection --
Abdominal pain --
Chest pain --
Gastrointestinal problems --
Genitourinary problems --
Respiratory problems --
Section 6. Environmental medicine. Thermoregulation --
Cold injuries --
Altitude illness --
Medical aspects of avalanche rescue --
Water-related injury --
Lightning injuries --Toxins, envenomations, and disease vectors.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Isaac, David E. Johnson.
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"Wilderness and Rescue Medicine covers requisite topics from altitude illness to SCUBA and snakebites to frostbite, but the text's most important features are the general principles that tie the content together. The text highlights the skills and insight needed to think critically and exercise reasonable judgment at any level of training."--Back cover.

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